Hundreds of jobs available at Manchester Airport – these are the roles available

As travel restrictions have eased, hundreds of jobs have become available at Manchester Airport.

More than 550 roles are directly available with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) – which runs Manchester, East Midlands and Stansted airports – and range from security officers, customer service officers and car park staff to hospitality and lounge workers.

More than 1,000 further jobs are also available at companies operating at the three airports, including ground handlers, cleaning companies, shops and restaurants.

MAG’s third parties with jobs on offer at Manchester Airport include, Ryanair, Swissport, UK Border Force, Menzies, and ABM.

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A virtual jobs fair to learn about many of these roles will take place on Tuesday 25 January via Microsoft Teams.

The relaxation of Covid restrictions – first implemented to help curb the Omicron variant – has delivered a boost to the travel sector, with consumer confidence rising and bookings surging in the days following the announcement.

The news has paved the way for the travel industry to recover strongly this year, especially ahead of the busy summer season.

Karen Smart, Manchester Airport Managing Director, said: “It’s great that our passengers have more freedom to fly, as the aviation industry begins its road to recovery. We always knew the sector would quickly bounce back with the easing of travel restrictions, which were relaxed this weekend.

“This means we now have hundreds of fantastic, interesting roles available to suit a wide range of people with different experience, skills and backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals with great people skills, ambition and enthusiasm.

“Airports are a great, varied placed to work that are interesting and offer excellent potential. Our colleagues get huge job satisfaction from interacting with customers and helping to give them a great start to their holidays.

“This is a great opportunity to grow your career and join our friendly team at the vibrant and busy Manchester Airport.”

Vacancies also need filling at, Ryanair, Swissport, UK Border Force, Menzies, and ABM. (Image: Getty Images)

Check out just six of the hundreds of vacancies below…

Airport Security Officer

Part of the security team, this job entails hand searching cabin luggage and passengers, operating x-ray machine and body scanners and patrolling the airport terminals.

No prior security experience is required and full training will be given.

A permanent annualised hours contract is offered, meaning you’re paid for either 38 or 31 hours a week. However, at peak times you may be required to work additional hours or at quieter times you may be required to work less than 38 or 31 hours a week.

This does not affect your salary which is paid consistently at 38 or 31 hours per week despite the hours you may work.

You will need to be flexible to work on a 24/7 operation which will include night shifts, early mornings (starting from 03:00am at the earliest), weekends and bank holidays.

Shifts will vary in length between 4 and 12 hours so you can expect short-haul and long-haul shifts.

It pays £12.04 an hour which includes a 22.5% shift allowance. For more information and to apply click here.

Hospitality Host

Join the first-class Escape Lounge and 1903 Lounge teams to meet and greet customers as they arrive.

Duties include making and serving drinks, providing assisted services guests such as fax, computer access and printing and helping to keep the Lounge organised and clean.

A solid background in hospitality and service sectors is required and you must be willing to work on a flexible basis.

The hours of operation for the Lounge are 03.30am to 9.30pm, seven days a week.

The contract is on a permanent basis, with 30 or 40 hours a week available.

The role pays £10.46 an hour which includes shift allowance. For more information and to apply click here.

Kitchen Assistant

The growing hospitality team is recruiting a kitchen assistant to help deliver world-class service to lounge guests.

Main responsibilities include ensuring the kitchen and all storage locations are kept clean, hygienic and adhere to all health and safety standards; taking receipt of all deliveries, making sure all items arrive and are correctly put away ensuring stock rotation and monitoring all waste disposal bins.

The ideal candidate is someone who has excellent communication, interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Experience in a similar role is desirable.

The job pays £10.46 per hour which includes shift allowance. For more information and to apply click here.

Affiliates Marketing Executive

Working alongside the Affiliate Marketing Manager, responsibilities for this role include daily administration, campaign planning and performance optimisation of MAGO’s various distribution brands, such as and

Duties also involve maintaining current affiliate partner relationships and growing the existing MAGO affiliate programme. There is a lot of scope to grow this channel both nationally and internationally.

It is essential that you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a true passion for online marketing, preferably in the affiliate marketing industry.

The salary is listed as ‘competitive,’ with parking, pension, bonus and discounted tram/ train travel to work included as company benefits. To find out more and apply click here.

Resource Administrator

Join the Planning Admin team as a resource administrator, this role which will see you deliver a professional and timely service to supported customers

Responsibilities include giving admin support to all parts of the resource function, such as managing and maintaining the workforce management systems and overseeing and coordinating communication for new hires, leavers and roster changes.

Passionate about providing the best customer experience possible, the ideal candidate will have proven experience in a similar environment and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

The salary is listed as ‘competitive,’ with a pension, free-parking and ‘generous’ benefits. To find out more information and to apply click here.


Manchester Airport is hiring a landscaper to maintain its infrastructure, observing the best horticultural standards.

Responsibilities include maintaining the interior landscaping within the terminal buildings and various office units and ensuring all machinery used is in a safe condition, with any faults reported to the Landscape Supervisor.

It is essential that you have a professional qualification in Amenity Horticulture/Landscape Maintenance/Arboriculture, a minimum RHS level 2 or equivalent.

Pa1/Pa6 safe use of pesticide certification would be advantageous to the application and CS30 & CS31 chain saw units is desirable but not essential.

A full UK driving licence is required preferably with trailer towing experience.

Shifts are 40 hours a week, Mondays to Fridays with no weekend working.

From April to September, working hours are from 7am until 4.30pm, while from October to March the timings are 8am to 3.30pm.

The job is advertised as a permanent, full tile contract with a ‘competitive’ salary. To find out more information and apply for the role, click here.

See the full list of jobs here and sign up to the virtual jobs fair, taking place on Tuesday 25 January, here.

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